Kenneth S. Hafenstein


Ken is one of the founding Partners and is responsible for both the management of the firm and is the head of the Workers' Compensation practice for Connor, Evans & Hafenstein LLP. He has been an OSBA Board Certified Specialist in Ohio Workers' Compensation Law since 2003 and has been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer for the years of 2005 through 2015. He has received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings for 2015. He was named central Ohio Top Lawyer 2016 as determined by AVVO. He is a member of W.I.L.G. which is a national organization dedicated to protecting the rights of injured persons throughout the country.

Ken has represented both injured workers and employers at all levels of the administrative process, including dealing with the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) as well as appearing before the Industrial Commission of Ohio since 1995. He has also been involved in litigation before the Common Pleas Courts throughout Ohio and has been involved in Mandamus Actions before the Court of Appeals and Ohio Supreme Court.

Ken is a graduate of Wittenberg University (Summa Cum Laude, 1991) and a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Law (1994). He has also taught a Business Law Class as an Adjunct Professor at Wittenberg University and participated in the evaluation of Senior Business Majors final projects on several occasions at his alma mater.

Please contact Ken with questions at (614) 779-0678.

Practice Areas: 
Workers' Compensation
1994, Ohio; United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Law School: 
The Ohio State University, J.D., 1994
Columbus Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association; Thomas J. Moyer Inn of Court; Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group (W.I.L.G.)
Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law since 2003, Ohio State Bar Association; Ohio Super Lawyers Selection 2005 through 2013;